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Mabel Alvarez papers, 1898-1987

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Creator:
Alvarez, Mabel, 1891-1985
Subject:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Otis Art Institute
San Joaquin Pioneer Museum
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.3 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)
Arrangement:
Organized in eleven series, reel 5672 includes series I - VI: I. Biographical Material, II. Letters, III. Writings, IV. Printed Material, V. Sketchbooks, and VI. Expense Books. Reels 5673-5675 include series VII. Notebooks on Exhibitions and Paintings, VIII. Diaries and Journals, IX. Address books, X. Photographs, and XI. Scrapbooks.
Summary:
The papers of Mabel Alvarez (1898-1985) measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1898-1987. The collection documents both her painting career as well as her personal life through correspondence, original writings, sketches, printed material, diaries and journals, financial records, and scrapbooks.
Citation:
Mabel Alvarez papers, 1898-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 5672-5675 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter; Los Angeles, Calif. Born in Hawaii, moved to Los Angeles, Calif. while a child. Studied with William Vincent Cahill and Stanton Macdonald-Wright and specialized in portraiture, especially of children.
Provenance:
Donated in 1988 by Glenn Basset, Alvarez's dealer and friend.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, Modern
Diaries
Hispanic American women artists
Painting, Modern
Photographs
Portrait painters
Portrait painting
Resumes
Sketchbooks
Typescripts
Women painters
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5410
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211786
AAA_collcode_alvamabe
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Diaries
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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